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Best of the North Fork

Narrowing down a list for the best of the best is no easy feat, but we intensely deliberated each of the 50 categories and have come up with our top picks across the North Fork. From the best places to grab drinks with friends to the best home decor shops to the best tasting rooms, these Best Of winners have consistently impressed and inspired us.


Winners & Readers’ Choice Picks

Best Wineries

Bedell Cellars, Cutchogue

Jamesport Vineyards, Jamesport

Macari Vineyards, Mattituck – Readers’ Choice Pick

McCall Wines, Cutchogue

Paumanok Vineyards, Aquebogue

Best Tasting Rooms

Croteaux Vineyards, Southold

Lenz Winery, Peconic

Lieb Cellars, Cutchogue – Readers’ Choice Pick

Mattebella Vineyards, Southold

Rose Hill Vineyards, Mattituck

Best Breweries

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Greenport and Peconic – Readers’ Choice Pick

Jamesport Farm Brewery, Jamesport

North Fork Brewing Company, Riverhead

Peconic County Brewing, Riverhead

übergeek Brewing Co., Riverhead

Best Spirits

Long Island Spirits, Baiting Hollow

Matchbook Distilling Co., Greenport

Montauk Distilling Company, Riverhead – Readers’ Choice Pick

Twin Stills Distillery, Riverhead

Best Cocktail Spots

American Beech, Greenport

Brix & Rye, Greenport – Readers’ Choice Pick

The Frisky Oyster, Greenport

The Preston House, Riverhead

The Piano Bar at Halyard, Greenport

Best Sports Bars

Andy’s, Greenport

Digger’s Ales N’ Eats, Riverhead

Legends, New Suffolk – Readers’ Choice Pick

Phil’s, Wading River

The All-Star, Riverhead

Best Places for Drinks with Friends

Claudio’s Waterfront, Greenport – Readers’ Choice Pick

Lucharitos, Greenport

PORT Waterfront Bar & Grill, Greenport

Seaside Grill, Riverhead

Windamere, Mattituck

Best Tea and Coffee Houses

Aldo’s Coffee Company, Greenport

D’Latte Café & Bakery, Greenport

Hampton Coffee Company, Aquebogue

North Fork Roasting Company, Southold – Readers’ Choice Pick

Special Tea House, Greenport

Best Winemakers

Byron Elmendorf, Macari Vineyards – Readers’ Choice Pick

Jonathan Bomberg, RGNY

Kareem Massoud, Paumanok Vineyards & Palmer Vineyards

Kelly Koch, Terra Vite North Fork Winery and Poppy & Rose Wine Co.

Rich Olsen-Harbich, Bedell Cellars and Corey Creek Tap Room